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Happy New Year, lovely! I was listening to a Freakonomics Podcast today called “When Will Power isn’t Enough” in which Katherine Milkman, a Professor of Behavioral Economics from Wharton Business School was being interviewed about her research into what helps motivate us to change habits.      Most of the program was talking [...]

The Fresh-Start Effect and how to make it work for ...


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One week into January and for the vast majority of people, the New Year’s resolutions they made with such good intentions have already bitten the dust. Lack of will power is only part of the problem, your resolutions may be doomed from the start because the way they have been [...]

4 secrets to goal-setting success



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Productivity, Schmoductivity.   Some days when I have been doing a little too much for a little too long, my inner child throws a tantrum and I am forced to take it easy, whether I want to or not. So, today I invite you to de-stress, chill out and take [...]

Productivity Schmoductivity: Being a grown-up is over-rated


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It’s Mardi Gras tomorrow, historically a day of indulgence to consume the remaining foods that will be given up for Lent which begins the next day. This 40 day period which begins on Ash Wednesday and culminates in the celebration of Easter  is prescribed as a time of penitence for [...]

If God loves me so much, why does he want ...



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I am not a pilot, brain-surgeon or rocket scientist. Nor am I planning the invasion of a small country, yet you could be forgiven for thinking so, judging by my ruthless obsession with increasing efficiency. I am doing more things, more quickly than I even thought possible. I am communicating [...]

Life Lessons from a Dying Man


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Dearly beloved, As the holidays draw to a close I wanted to reach out and send you off into the New Year with much love and warm wishes that 2012 will bring you all that you can dream of – and some things so good you couldn’t have even imagined them! [...]

Just Say No to Resolutions



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Have you ever noticed how at the beginning of a relationship, when you are falling in love, you just don’t eat as much?  There seems to be an inverse ratio between the amount of sex had and the amount of food eaten.   The marvel of it all is that you [...]

Is Food your new Sex? What’s stopping you from ...